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ending the session without sending any sandy relief to the northeast. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable, indefensible. >> "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. 11th hour drama, congress swerves away from the dreaded fiscal cliff, but on this morning after the enthusiasm is tepid at best and the anger is simmering. first your bottom line. no tax rate increase for more than 98% of americans, that is couples earning less than $450,000 a year. the middle class also gets relief from the alternative minimum tax. it will now be adjusted for inflation. and remember those massive spending cuts that could have plunged the country back into recession? yeah, well they're merely on hold for a couple of months. so lawmakers face even tougher decisions and dwindling patience from the public, and that includes some powerful voices in washington. check out this tweet from a leader of the tea party express, amy kremer says "i'm extremely disgusted with what happened in the hous
on the hill. >> coming up at 5:30, our coverage of the fiscal cliff and more on the sandy aid package that has fallen through the cracks. >> we want to get to some breaking news that -- secretary of state hillary clinton is out of the hospital. she left a hospital late this afternoon with her husband and daughter by her side. she was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday after a clot was found during a follow-up exam. doctors expect to make a full recovery. >> news chopper 7 was over the scene of the merchant tire store where a hand grenade was found in the parking lot. police were able to determine the degree it -- the grenade was a nurse. police have no leads or suspects -- the grenade was inert. this happened this morning at bates middle school on chase street in annapolis -- two men were taken to the hospital with breathing problems and minor burns but no students were hurt. the exact cause is under investigation. >> it has been a cold wednesday from the area but temperatures are about to go up. >> temperatures getting warmer but we will stay plenty cold f
jersey governor blasts congress for not doing must have to help super storm sandy victims how the house speaker responded. >> our first check of traffic, and you can tell a lot of people getting back to work after the holiday break. this san francisco skyway jammed going left to right. and better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back wit >>> new jersey governor chris christie is fuming, angry at members of his own republican party and in particular, john boehner because congress has not acted on a aid package for victims of super storm, sandy. >> in october, super storm sandy unleashed her fury on new york and new jersey z now, the fight over recovery funding erupted into a storm of anger. on capitol hill. >> we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> in the regions. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> lawmakers expect aid vote on the sandy aid bill late last night. but in a surprise move, speaker john boehner pulled the bill. the house would not vote before the start of the next 3 the reaction, swift and an
it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that their jobs
. among them superstorm sandy, hurricane isaac and the colorado theater shooting. the red cross says sandy was their biggest response in five years. this year the red cross opened more than 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people and the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut was not included in that report. >>> on a much nicer note, we are going to see the sunshine today according to brian. >> well, that's the theory anyway. we're starting out -- we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. there's so much moisture out there that, you know, it'll take a little bit today for it to clear. but after that we should glimpse the sun here and there. let's look at the doppler again really quickly just to set everything up. we had some showers move in over the bay area last night, didn't dump much, a couple 10ths inches of rain. in the south bay we see an echo or two and that's about it. so out the door this morning, we have clouds, a little bit of drizzle around the coast of the bay. inland just mostly cloudy skies. and toward midday the sun should come out. as you can see the sky li
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and teachers who survived the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary. this is brand new video of them heading to their new temporary school for the first time since the shootings. it is in the neighboring town of monroe, just seven miles from the shooting site. david lee miller is live from there now. david, can you tell us what the plan is? >> reporter: this is a very special day, arthel. the plan today is to what is being described as an open house here in monroe. students and parents this afternoon are going to visit the chalk hills school. this is going to be the temporary school, at least for the foreseeable future for students who attended sandy hook and there are signs up all over town well coming the students and welcoming their parents. you might recall that the principal of sandy hook was killed during that rampage so valiantly trying to save the lives of students in her care. now the interrim prince approximately -- inches principal was come out of retirement for sandy hook posted on the school's website this message quote i want students and families during the loss of their preci
congress's hang seng gained nearly 3%. >>> sandy hook elementary students are about to head back to class three weeks after a shooting. classes return to a repurposed school. >>> an open house is set for today. >>> a shell oil rig has run aground off the coast of alaska. >>> no oil is leaking. all members have been evacuated. >>> they captured photos of justin bean 'eers car. >> but he wasn't driving, and he wasn't in the car at all. >>> what a hit! >> he says i'll take care of business. >>> all that -- >> a soldier's surprise homecoming at the rose parade in california. >> oh, that's beautiful. >> makes me cry. >>> -- and all that matters. >> members of congress are for russ after the house went home without voegt on a leaf bill for victims of hurricane sandy. >> absolutely defensive. >>> on "cbs this morning." >> the annual polar bare plunge on coney island to help raise money for recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. >> i lost my house. i'm going in on new year's day. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell along with anthony mason. charlie and
to watch it. anna, thank you. jon: superstorm sandy caused so much devastation when it slammed into the northeast. the senate approved billions of dollars in aid to help the victims. why those affected won't be seeing any of that money anytime soon. [gunfire] >>> plus one of the deadliest attacks in weeks in syria as the violence there only gets worse. how much longer than the assad regime last? ambassador john bolton with his thoughts next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already
the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that. >>> also, i'll talk with a congressman who wants to use the national rifle association against itself on gun reform. if there is a disconnect between nra members and the nra leadership. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gi of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts h
away. >>> a new jersey condo complex damaged by hurricane sandy has been hit with fire. about 100 firefighters battled the blaze. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling in the aftermath of sandy. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say several gas lines ruptured, which fuelled the fire. >> here's a look at your weather for the first day of 2013. thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and in atlanta, flooding is a possibility, as well. parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple of inches of snow and windy in the northeast. >> the midwest will shiver in the cold air. minneapolis in the mid teens. the rose parade will get off to a chilly support. seattle and portland in the upper 30s. the northeast, seasonable. miami is our hot spot. a balmy 81. >> that's where i'm going next new year's, miami. >> sounds like a plan. >>> 2012 has seen a lot of ups and downs in the world of sports. >> brandi hitt takes a look back at the highlights and the low lights. >> reporter: the sports world gave us plenty to remem
in anger when the hurricane sandy relief bill didn't get acted on. >> absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> this is an absolute disgrace. and the speaker should hang his head in shame. >>steve: that was a republican and a democrat. what went wrong and how long will the victims of sandy have to wait? even though congress can't agree, our congress is still united on one thing. football. today we're joined by two of our nation's greatest coaches. talk about notre dame facing alabama. "fox and friends" starts now. >>steve: hello there folks interested in the fiscal cliff on this second day. >>brian: why wouldn't they be. when you went to bed, john boehner served up two possibilities. one you could vote on the senate bill which passed overwhelmingly. two, the house might amend the senate bill and add a bunch of spending. he didn't have enough votes for that entree and in the end a whole bunch of republicans voted for the senate bill, although a whole bunch of republicans voted against the senate bill. it has passed. >>juliet: pretty amazing all the drama
an outpouring from the community since sandy hook. in all manners. from, you know, teddy bears to cash. and i think this is part of it. i think people want to feel safe. >> reporter: for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who he says then handed it over to a gang member. >> if that person would have done something to somebody else with that gun, it would have been falling back on me. and i'm 52 years old. i haven't had a criminal record all my life. >> reporter: police say that's how even legal guns can pose a danger. >> i don't know that we're ever going to be able to disarm every bad guy here. but what we're doing is we're taking away the possibility. we're taking away the chance for a bad guy to get another gun. >> reporter: porter says he got lucky. >> it did go into the wrong hands but i got it back, and it's getting destroyed now. >> reporter: and now he has a little more cash in his pocket. >> 75. >> all right, thank you. >> all right. david ariosis there in new york. so david, the real question is, will these have any impact? >> well, do
for superstorm sandy relief. the house came within hours of when the republican governor ripped the republican controlled congress and specifically house speaker john boehner for failing to vote before adjourning late last night on the sandy relief bill. >> we respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as republicans or democrats, but as americans. or at least we did until last night. last night politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens. for me it was disappointing and disgusting to watch. >> now a vote on the remaining $51 billion in the aid package will happen january 15th. lawmakers from new york, new jersey and elsewhere including a lot of republicans say they are satisfied eventually this aid will be forthcoming. >>> breaking news on secretary of state hillary clinton, good news. this is video shot just a short time ago of mrs. clinton leaving new york presbyterian hospital with her husband, former president bill clinton. secretary clinton had been hospitalized since sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot behind her right ear during a followup exam for a co
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
-on embrace of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that -- >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> a combo team from the say what categories, richard murdouch of indiana and todd aiken. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god swended to happen. >> dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwindled throughout the year but aiken and murdoch pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who have come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time those people would tend to leave the country or self deport. >> self deportation by undocumented workers was not by itself responsible for romney's dismal showing among hispanics, but certainly greased the skids. for which romney would have liked to have had aa mulligan, there was this. >> 47% of the people who w
storm sandy. republican leaders wrapped up the session without voting on billions of dollars of aid. so it drew an angry response from new york area lawmakers. >> the leadership just walked away without the courtesy of saying it didn't have time to deal with the millions of people whose lives have been affected. but maybe, mr. speaker, if you could remind americans that are watching that maybe they should call and ask the congress and ask the speaker, please reconsider. >> new york republican congressman peter king called the decision indefensible and a betrayal of trust. the senate last week approved more than $60 billion in sandy relief. so now to the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's close call. doctors are saying the blood clot could have been fatal, it could have caused a stroke or it could have led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners now and should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea both seen visiting her at the hospital yesterday. the clot was found in the vein between the brain and the skull. chief m
is sandy, 82 years young he should say. and ladies, he's back on the market. if you're looking for love, he's looking for a wife and he's wearing that sign around his neck that says so. >> that's not so bad. he said she's got to be 60 years old, has to live in town, love books and a sense of humor. >> obviously with that. >> he's been married before. he was married and divorce three times by the age of 39. >> wow. he says that he's "cleaned up his act" and ready to head down the aisle again. it's cute if you're that age. if there's a 30-year-old dude wearing that, i don't know about that. >> what is that like? that's like an elderly person's version of craigslist. >> it looks like he's got his act together. he's cute. if you messed up three times before you're 40, this could be it for you. good luck. there's somebody out there for you. >>> coming up, the vegetable, this is a good one. all of you are getting ready for new year's. we'll tell you about the secret vegetable that can treat your new year's hangover. >>> the nfl coach known for his winning spirit after facing a personal battle. he
president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how about this? irving pinsky who sought to sue the straight of connecticut, $100 million, has withdrawn the suit for now. part of the reason? the outcry, too strong. pinsky represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor. we'll have him here on the show in the next hour. >> really controversial. a lot of people have a lot of questions for the attorney. >>> in los angeles, a photographer killed last night trying to get a shot of justin bieber. the man snapped pictures of a sports car that he thought the popstar was in. the photographer struck and killed while crossing a freeway to return to his own car. in a statement, justin bieber said he was not in the sports car, but his thoughts and prayers with the family of the
on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
already battered by hurricane sandy. today -- the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow. but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. john, our thanks to you. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist at our power house station there in boston, harvey leonard at channel five. harvey, always great to see you. you were telling us, another big part of the story, not just the snow we saw there in john's piece, but the rain and the winds there in new england. >> yeah, great to be working with you, david. and i got to tell you, the wind gusted to just about hurricane force, along the coast of massachusetts. in addition, rainfall amounts, two and three inches, localized flooding. and the big wind did cause problems at the time of high tide. fortunately, the tides were low. if they were high, there would have been a lot
by hurricane sandy. the 60-foot-long whale is believed to be female and was founded on wednesday. firefighters are spraying her with saltwater. marine biologists are not optimistic about the whale's chances of survival. >>> families are being allowed back into their homes in the neighborhood just outside of rochester, new york. they were forced out on christmas eve after a shooting incident that left two firefighters dead. we have new details about the gunman. >> reporter: the foundation is awe that remains of this home in webster, new york, one of seven burned on christmas eve. speng ler shot at firefighters when they arrived. off-duty policeman john ritter got there seconds after the firefighters. >> there was a lot of explosion and i looked at my windshield and there was ball it hole in front of me. he barked his car up to try to protect firefighters but spengler was able to shoot four firefighters, killing two of them. >> i'm full of many mixed emotions of, a, being here and them not being here. >> reporter: when police arrived, spengler took his life but left a note saying he planned on t
's annual new year's day swim takes on a special significance after superstorm sandy badly damaged coney island and its famous boardwalk. money raised from the swim will go to a nonprofit called coney recovers. >> what we're aiming to do with the funds raised today in partnership with the polar bear club is help out not for profits in the area. >> reporter: as for these arctic athletes, each has their own strategy for diving into the frigid waters. >> you've got to run in place to get warmed up, and we like to love and hug and kiss and get all warm and fuzzy and then we jump right in. >> reporter: after a few minutes of psychological gamesmanship, it's time. this army of self-proclaimed polar bears runs towards its nemesis, the ocean. >> it's a lot better if you dunk your head in really fast. it's like ripping a band-aid off. >> reporter: another year, another plunge. >> every day is a new year. yeah! >> reporter: in coney island, matt cozar, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> he wins the best outfit. dressed up like a scottish bagpiper. >> now the polar bear club, it's the oldest winter bat
at sandy hook elementary school and at a oakland church this week, many say schools and churches are the safest places forchildren. ktvu's care -- for children. ktvu's cara liu is live where they are holding a lock down which is meant to be fun and safe. >> reporter: we are three hours into the event, the music is going, kids are dancing, having a good time. a concert set to get underway in just over an hour. >> reporter: this is the church lock down. >> i have been in a jumper and it is so fun. >> we did the photo booth pictures. it is fun because it is free. >> it will be a long night but we are excited about that. >> reporter: 200 kids locked in the church for 24 hours. >> our chaperons are expecting to be up all night long with the goal the kids will go to sleep at some point but last year they didn't. >> reporter: she says her granddaughter has been waiting all week for this. >> it is awesome for the kids. and the more positive activities there are to get involved in the less trouble on the streets. >> we want the kids to look back and say, you know, i came, it put me on a p
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
first responders at sandy hook and columbine were the teachers themselves. they put their lives in front of these bullets and in front of the shooters. let's not disarm these folks. we are certainly not training them to roam the hall ways looking for the shooter. we want to institute this conceal carry option in line with the district policies or school policies for the lockdown. when the lockdown fails, when the shooter gets into the classroom, the teacher doesn't need to do a lot of tactical training to access and engage a firearm pointed at the shooter that is to ten feet away and press the trigger. alleviating the option of jumping in front of the kids to soak up the bullet. >> cara costello talked with david keene about the move to arm teachers. here's what he had to say. >> 23,000 schools today that have armed guards. private schools and public schools. cops in the school program was initiated in the 1990s by bill clinton. whether an individual school wants that protection or doesn't want that protection is really up to the individual school and when we made that statement, whether
if not millions of americans. indeed we saw with hurricane sandy what happens when a major piece of critical infrastructure like your electricity grid goes down for a prolonged period. and our cyber infrastructure, our cyber networks, are ripe for those types of attacks. >> reporter: janet napolitano by the way is a member of the council on foreign relations. this attack was apparently detected relatively quickly but, jon, it may underscore the vulnerability a lot of computer networks face in this country. jon: well, so the website is working and it was, as you say, it was discovered fairly early. how does it work? what did they do? what did they accomplish? >> reporter: you described this as a drive-by attack. the idea wasn't really so much to target the website so much as the people that use it. we talk about high-profile membership within the council on foreign relations. you're talking about former presidents. even current defense and intelligence officials that mavis it this site on a regular basis the idea here for hackers was to kind of get into this website and then get into the syst
212-- 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes. where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the fertion worst day of my presidency, an it's not something i want to see repeated. >> in california for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from hom
killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> they're investigating flight recorders of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway as a township jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities s
is the bump. what? i'll explain coming up in sports, promise. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at sandy hook elementary. those who died were remembed today. a dozen people ed in the cold for t >>> it's been two weeks since 26 lives why taken at sandy hook elementary and those who died were remembered today. a dozen people gathered in the cold for this service. >>> if you need hope we have the story. like most of our students rising above this teenager is growing up without his parents. but wendy tokuda shows us he is getting plenty of love and guidance. >> reporter: you have to watch tony tarvaris very closely on the court to notice anything different about him. >> he is one of the top scorers in the league. he is one of the better defensive players i haved. >> reporter: he does it playing with only one hand. >> tony is one of the best basketball players i have ever coached. >> i want to show people just because they have a disability, they can do anything they further their heart to or overcome anything. >> reporter: anything like tying a shoe, lifting weights, working. doctors told him he may have be
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy -- along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. here in the bay area. malls were bustling again today. this time with shoppers looking to *return gifts. new at eight. kron-4's scott rates shows us the post- chirstmas shopping scene in daly city. >> it has been one return after another at this disney store. >> this pesky white elephant? >> i did not like the smell >> they were packed. >> this is $9.99 a press normally 20. >> this is from the lion king. and his entire bedroom is the lion king. >> according to the advisory electronics and jewelry increased by 0.7 percent compared to last year. it is the worst sales performance since 2008. but it does not seem like it. >> it has been incredibly busy and it feels like i am in and and farm. >> people are feeling the crowds. a spokesperson a sign that you can expect these crops for the rest of the year. in daly city, scott rates, kron 4. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to ta
love being on with you. i love being on with you. one last thing. we take a bit -- we make the sandy hook, which was a tragedy, a big deal. why don't the politicians come to the funerals of the dead african-american and latino kids who get killed by the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. t they're pushed to the side. i'm not diminishing the others. but president obama, show up at a funeral here in chicago as well. >>> we have showed you celebrities in the spotlight for giving. up next, actress eva longoria, who is helping latino women achieve academic success. long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> many of you know eva longoria as a fiery hollywood actress. but did you know she's also my twitter buddy? today we're going to show you another side to this star, a side s
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
are getting privately trained use handguns in the wake of sandy hook shootings. other states are going farther. arizona's attorney general proposing to change the state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. the "l.a. times," the city of los angeles collected more than -- this story is unbelievable. they collected more than 2,000 firearms part of a guns for groceries buyback program. 75 assault weapons were included in that and two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. >> they got steak and shrimp for the rocket launchers. what about teachers with guns in classrooms? >> i mean, it's amazing to me. i had randy wine gart ten of the american federation of teachers on my show last night. it's outrageous to me on two levels. one, you're going to put more guns into schools it to try to deal with getting guns out of the school. you don't have money for students. you don't have money for sports and arts. you don't have money for anything you need in school, but you're going to find money to buy guns, bullets and training for teachers? where did the conservatives come up wi
of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
. and this could become the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one, superstorm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas hoft united states. even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on this street. >> keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages. that could last for days. >> in the city to the countryside, people need to be self-aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >> make sure you join me for the biggest stories of the year in crime, politics, money and even the most scandalous. the top ten of 2012, season sunday night, 8:00 eastern only here on cnn. dayquil doesn't . really? [ male announcer ] alk
sales increased only 0.7%. hurricane sandy dampened the mood of shoppers in the northeast. and then there's the issue of the fiscal cliff and higher taxes. >> i think the worries of what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's tha
a >> friday, the senate approved a $60 billion aid package for hurricane sandy believes that now heads the house. they also approved a five-year extension of fisa, the foreign intelligence surveillance act, which allows the government to conduct surveillance on foreign targets without individual court orders. that bill heads to the president was expected to sign it. as for the congressional leaders, they met with the white house. afterwards, the president told reporters that senate majority praetor -- senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell are continuing to try to come to a agreement. if they did not, the president has asked senator reid to introduce a basic package for an up or down vote. they will continue legislative business sunday. the house live at 2:00 p.m. sunday, with bullets as early as 6:00 p.m. eastern. the senate is in at 1:00 p.m. eastern, live on c-span2. >> also today on capitol hill, senator carl levin and john mccain of for their ideas for bypassing filibuster's to take up legislation, a counterproposal to another plan that would have to
of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race, but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that efuse sieve. they'll remember if his name pops up in 2016. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: from the say what category of entries comes a combo team, missouri senate candidate todd akin and richard murdoch of indiana. >> life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> republican dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwipdalled throughout the year, but akin and maur dock pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. two words from mitt romney during the primary reverberated all the way through to november. the wish issue was his plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time they would self-deport. >> the concept was n
a fresh start for the children of sandy hook elementary school. officials in newtown, connecticut, have set this tuesday as the first day of opening school following the massacre there. >> parents are being invited to join their children on the first few days back and students, well, they're being encouraged to take the bus to begin getting back to familiar routines. can you understand if they're a little apprehensive. >>> turning to sports, six college bowl games are being played. >> all on the abc, espn family of networks. espn also has your new year's eve highlight. >> cassidy hubbarth with your "sportscenter" update. let's go bowling. lsu took on clemson in the chick-fil-a bowl in atlanta, georgia. fourth clemson down 24-16 driving tajh boyd to deandre hopkins for 12-yard score. 339 yards passing. clemson facing fourth and 16 and boyd gets it to hopkins. hopkins torched it for 190 receiving yards. later in the drive a 37-yard field goal is good and clemson comes back to beat lsu, 25-24 for its second bowl win in its last seven tries. >>> to the nba, the heat snapping a two-game losi
%. superstorm sandy and the looming fiscal cliff disrupted the shopping season. >>> and if you are returning my holiday gifts, have your right and a lot of patience. usa today reports 14 of 25 on-line retailers in one study are issuing refunds slower than last year. for in-store returns some retailers have shortened return windows and are charging restocking fees, especially for technology. >> thanks. >>> straight ahead on your morning wednesday news, weather is coming up, and lebron james takes it to the oklahoma city thunder in a rematch of the nba final. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion.
at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the principal's designee armed. in ohio, applications at one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. some gun advocates say arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots, simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security officer on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already plank another class for the next holiday break. >> i can go up and over. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to cecilia tonight. >>> we turn now to made in america tonight and to a hopeful headline from ford tonight. in fact, the automaker announc
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